Phylogenetic Analyses in Dorylaimida Using Data from 2-D Protein Patterns

V. R. Ferris, J. M. Ferris


Data from two-dimensional protein patterns for nine dorylaimid isolates were analyzed using PAUP, a computer program for inferring phylogenies under the principle of maximum parsimony. With a variety of available options, including branch swapping and rooting, essentially the same tree was obtained. When isolates of the genus Labronema were analyzed alone, all trees obtained had the same topology, although tree length varied considerably, depending on whether a hypothetical ancestral taxon was included. Key words: Labronema, Eudorylaimus, Aporcelaimellus, 2-D PAGE, phylogenetic analysis, PAUP, Dorylaimida.

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